The S18C Cello Microphone from AMT is designed for accurate cello reproduction, and can be used with crucial recording or professional sound reinforcement applications. It features a high quality condenser element with a tight cardioid polar pattern for a rich audio signal with accurate detail. Additionally, the cardioid element minimizes noise caused by adjacent instruments, monitors, and room ambiance. The system comes with an AP40 Floor Preamp / output stage with a single 3-pin XLR output, providing a sleek, low-profile configuration for easy positioning. The microphone's attachment mechanism is designed to clasp to the instrument without damage to the instrument's finish. A flexible 10" gooseneck allows for convenient positioning over the sound hole and a 4-point isolation suspension system eliminates handling and surface noise.